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The Mariners' Museum

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The Mariners’ Museum is located in Newport News, Virginia, but our educational reach extends far beyond our physical doors. Just as Man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.
The Mariners' Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, houses a treasure trove of more than 35,000 items inspired by human experiences with the sea.

2019-2020

Honorable Mention

2018-2019

Honorable Mention

2015-2016

Honorable Mention

2013-2014

Honorable Mention

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by The Mariners' Museum

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Age of Exploration

This popular program takes students on an imaginative journey through time. They will explore an era when cartographers were still mapping the world and mariners were discovering new landmasses, thus fueling the desire for knowledge and riches.

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Are We There Yet?

Did you know that migrating animals and humans share a surprising amount of navigational methods? During this interactive program, students will learn about several migrating animals of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and explore the...

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Chinese "Junk" and Other Vessels

The Chinese were famous for their “junk,” but probably not the type of junk you are thinking about. This program explores ancient China and the many vessels it used throughout history. Students will compare and contrast artifacts from The Mariners...

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Extreme Deep

Earth is 71% water, and yet only a relatively small portion of the world’s waters have been explored. During the program, students will learn about deepwater exploration and identify how ocean animals have survived and thrived in harsh...

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Greece is the Word

Ancient Greece is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Learn the history and culture that still attracts visitors today. In this interactive program, students will examine unique artifacts of vessels from The Mariners’ Museum and Park...

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Iron Meets Iron: The Battle of USS Monitor and CSS Virginia

What happens when iron meets iron? Find out by investigating the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. Using historical images, students will gain an understanding of the importance of this ironclad battle to Virginia, the American Civil...

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Mariners of Moana: An Artifact Exploration

Polynesia comes to life in this interactive virtual exploration of the indigenous peoples of Oceania. By comparing images from the Disney movie Moana to artifacts in The Mariners’ Museum and Park Collection, students will learn about the...

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Pyramids, Boats, and Emojis

What do emojis and hieroglyphics have in common? To find out, journey back in time with us as we explore the history and geography of Ancient Egypt.

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Ring of Fire: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis

The Ring of Fire is a tectonically active zone that causes frequent and devastating natural disasters. In such a geologically dynamic area, mariners must be innovative when designing boats and ships. In this program, students will be challenged to...

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Sailing into Thanksgiving

Leaving England for the New World, the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean on their small ship the Mayflower. Join us in learning about life on board the Mayflower, how the ship moved, and what it was like for the Pilgrims once they arrived in the...

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Technology and a Painting, How do They Relate?

What exactly is technology and where can we find it? By evaluating and “visually reading” a painting of the Sailmaker’s Shop at Newport News Shipbuilding, students will answer these questions and explore how paintings can teach us about the past...

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The Eye of A Hurricane: Predicting Disaster in the Atlantic

Hurricanes are one of the most formidable forces on Earth. During this program, students will learn about the characteristics of hurricanes, where they form, Atlantic hurricane season information, and the impacts on coastal communities. Students...

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The Tsunami and the Sword

In 1867 s former Civil War warship, USS Monongahela was hit by a tsunami. In this program, students will discover the voice and story behind a sword that survived this natural disaster. Using primary and secondary sources students will participate...

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When in Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Learn about this fascinating ancient city in the heart of Italy. This program will provide students with insight into Roman history, architecture, and government. Students will learn about a variety of artifacts...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Harriet Smith   hsmith@marinersmuseum.org
100 Museum Drive
Newport News VA 23606
7575917743
United States

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/education/distance-learning

Primary Disciplines

The programs of The Mariners' Museum cover:

Culture
Social Studies/History
Language Arts/English
Sciences